Dentist in Lockport
At the offices of Dennis Block our dentist in Lockport
treats gum disease and periodontal disease as well as other dental ailments in a relaxing and professional atmosphere. Gum disease is a problem in many Americans. However, with proper cleaning, treatment and cleanings, it can be reversed to a healthier state. Gum disease happens when gums become infected with bacteria and plaque and tartar buildup. If the pockets under the gums get too decayed due to bacteria hiding in the pockets, a periodontal cleaning may be needed. Periodontal cleanings can rid the pockets of the bacteria so that the gums are relieved.
Our dentist in Lockport
is experienced in treating gum disease and making sure patients take care of their teeth so that they can avoid problems like gum disease. Mild gum conditions like gingivitis can affect teeth and become worse over time. Gingivitis can inflame the pockets of the teeth and the gum around it. Symptoms include swelling, bleeding, soreness and redness. Proper brushing and flossing goes a long way in combatting gum diseases like gingivitis. If the condition worsens, periodontal disease can cause bone and tooth loss. Annual dental cleanings allow our dentist to get into space in the teeth where regular brushing and flossing alone cannot, using certain tools that get inside the pockets.
If the pockets of the gums becomes under 4mm, we may recommend a periodontal root scaling or planing. This is a considerably more aggressive type of cleaning that gets deep into the pockets to clear bacteria that lives there. Besides these types of periodontal treatments, our dentist in Lockport
also provides restorative, general and cosmetic dentistry. Treatment options include cleanings, periodontal exams and cleanings, and at home treatments that the patient can practice on their own time. Twice daily habits like proper brushing and flossing are recommended to help keep gum disease at bay.
67-13 Fresh Pond Rd,
Ridgewood, NY 11385
By Patient Friendly Dental
August 22, 2017